Yesterday was the filing deadline for offices for the new municipal government in Anthony, New Mexico, and there was no shortage of applicants for the elected positions.
Seeking the mayorship are Daniel Barreras, Sergio A. Copado, Ramon S. Gonzalez, Ramon M. Juarez, and Carlos Romero.
Candidates for municipal judge are Ann Frances Hernandez and Peggy Sue Scott.
For city council: Juan M. Acevedo, Adolfo Almeida, Sr., Betty Gonzalez, Fernando Gomez Herrera, Hermelinda Lockett, Aurora Angelica Martinez, Alfonso A. Moreno, Diana Murillo, Eustacio A. Olivas, Eva R. Rangel, Juanita J. Salazar, James G. Scott, Brendan Yoder.
Conspicuously absent from the list of candidates for mayor was Victor Montoya, who helped organize the push for incorporation and was often the public "face" of the group advocating incorporation.